arrow Contact
arrow Search Sitnews
arrow Copyright Info

Today's News
arrow Alaska & Ketchikan
arrow Top Stories
U.S. News
arrow U.S. Politics
Stock Watch
arrow Personal Finance
arrow Science News
arrow US Education News
arrow Parenting News
arrow Seniors News
arrow Medical News
arrow Health News
arrow Fitness
Offbeat News
arrow Online Auction News
arrow Today In History
arrow Product Recalls
arrow Obituaries

Quick News Search
arrow SitNews
arrow Alaska
arrow Ketchikan
SE Alaska
arrow Alaska News Links

arrow Dave Kiffer
arrow Louise Harrington
Bob Ciminel
arrow Jason Love
arrow Fish Factor
More Columnists

Historical Ketchikan
arrow June Allen
arrow Dave Kiffer

Ketchikan Arts Column
arrow Sharon Allen

Ketchikan Arts & Events
arrow Arts This Week
arrow Ketchikan Museums
KTN Public Library
arrow Friday Night Insight
arrow Parks & Recreation
arrow Chamber
Calendar - Agendas

arrow Home & Garden
arrow Food & Drink
arrow Arts & Culture
arrow Book Reviews
arrow Movie Reviews
Celebrity Gossip

On the Web
arrow Cool Sites
arrow Webmaster Tips
arrow Virus Warnings

arrow Ketchikan Links  
arrow Top Sports News

Opinions - Letters
arrow Viewpoints
Publish Letter

Public Records
arrow AST Daily Dispatch
arrow City Police Report
arrow FAA Accident Report
arrow Court Calendar
arrow Court Records Search
Wanted: Absconders
arrow Sex Offender Reg.

Weather, etc...
arrow Today's Forecast
arrow SE AK Webcams
arrow Alaska Webcams

arrow AK Earthquakes
Earthquakes (Bulletins)

TV Guide
arrow Ketchikan

arrow Classifieds / Ads
arrow Public Notices
arrow Employment

arrow Calendar
arrow KTN Consolidation
arrow LBC - Ketchikan
arrow Local Government
arrow State & National

Photographs - Archives
arrow Photos & Multimedia
arrow Photo Archives

Water Tap - Ketchikan, Alaska

Ketchikan General Hospital

Diversified Diving Service - Ketchikan, Alaska

Madison Lumber & Hardware - Ketchikan, Alaska

Carl Thompson's Photographs - Ketchikan, Alaska




SitNews - Stories in the News - Ketchikan, Alaska

July 27, 2005

Front Page Photo by Chris Wilhelm

A "Thriller" of a Ride!
Story & Front Page Photo by Chris Wilhelm

Ketchikan: A "Thriller" of a Ride! By CHRIS WILHELM - A new powerboat has been seen in the Tongass Narrows in recent days.  It is the Thriller, a 50 foot sightseeing vessel owned by Ketchikan brothers Martin and Axel Svenson.  The boat was brought up from Florida in June and will be operating sightseeing excursions near Ketchikan.  The brothers offer a popular daily excursion to the Annette Island Reserve for a traditional Native welcoming ceremony and dance.  Visitors tour the Tsimsian clan house and community of Metlakatla.  Once the Thriller has cleared the no wake zone in the Tongass Narrows, it makes the trip to Metlakatla in a jaw-dropping eighteen minutes! - More...
Wednesday - July 27, 2005

audioKetchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... After years of debate, City of Ketchikan residents will have their say next month on the City's proposed $70 million Port Expansion Project. As Deanna Garrison reports, City and Ketchikan Visitors Bureau officials looked to drum up support for the bond initiative at a Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce luncheon Wednesday.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - Wednesday - July 27, 2005

POW: Read this KRBD story... A bill extending the license of the proposed Reynolds Creek Hydroelectric Project on Prince of Wales Island has passed the Senate and now heads to the U.S. House of Representatives. - More...
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - Wednesday - July 27, 2005

Alaska: Bush proposal calls for drilling off Alaska's shore By LIZ RUSKIN - The Bush administration has proposed to end the federal freeze on oil development offshore of Alaska's Bristol Bay, home of the world's largest red salmon fishery.

The White House proposal, a suggested addition to the pending national energy bill, would require a federal lease sale in Bristol Bay, as well as others in the Gulf of Mexico. - More...
Wednesday - July 27, 2005

Alaska: Error puts two tankers in Valdez Narrows By WESLEY LOY - Two tankers laden with North Slope crude oil entered a navigational bottleneck known as the Valdez Narrows this month, violating federal regulations that say only one ship at a time should sail through the waterway.

The U.S. Coast Guard is taking the blame for what a commander called a procedural error. The commander said the ships, one trailing the other, never came dangerously close to one another and the situation sorted itself out quickly and smoothly. - More...
Wednesday - July 27, 2005

Alaska: Governor Signs PERS/TRS Bill - Today Alaska Governor Frank H. Murkowski signed a legislative measure designed to implement what was said by supporters to be overdue and fundamental change in the state's Public Employees' Retirement System and the Teachers' Retirement System. - More...
Wednesday - July 27, 2005

Alaska: M/V Chenega Sails for Prince William Sound; Fast Vehicle Ferry Enters Period of Crew, Route Training - Alaska's second fast vehicle ferry, M/V Chenega, sailed from Auke Bay Tuesday morning at about 10:40, en route to Prince William Sound, where it will serve the communities of Cordova, Valdez, and Whittier. The ferry is expected to enter revenue service on about August 26th, following nearly a month of crew and route training. - More...
Wednesday - July 27, 2005



letter Gravina Bridge By Doug Barry - Wednesday
letter Free Landfill? By Linda Lichty - Wednesday
letter More Viewpoints/ Letters
letter Publish A Letter

Grand theft auto
Larry Wright, The Detroit News
Distributed exclusively by Cagle Cartoons, Inc.
arrowPolitical Cartoonists


arrow Calendar, Meetings, Events
arrow Today's Forecast

arrow City Police Report
arrow AK Troopers Daily Dispatch

click Classifieds & Announcements

July 2005
Click on the date for stories and photos published on that day...
26 27 28 29 30 01 02
03 04 05 06 07 08 09
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30

arrow Front Page Archives


International: Pakistan a hotbed for terror recruits By DOROTHY KORBER - Whether the suspected terrorists' trail starts in London or Lodi, Calif., investigators tracking Islamic radicals say it often leads to the same place: Pakistan, America's ally in the war on terror - and a recruiting hub for the global jihad.

That dual identity reflects Pakistan's complex history as well as its perilous geography, perched on the Arabian Sea and sharing tense borders with Iran, Afghanistan, China and India. - More...
Wednesday - July 27, 2005

National: Wanna be a hero? Only $19.95 (plus shipping) By THOMAS BURR - Not a Purple Heart recipient? Want to be one for $19.95?

That's right. No longer do you have to trudge into battle, face insurmountable odds, get wounded or killed in the name of your country to receive one of America's top military awards. You can simply buy one off the Internet, where this week a Purple Heart could be purchased on eBay starting at $19.95. - More...
Wednesday - July 27, 2005

National: 'Wedding Crashers' succumbs to criticism from war heroes By TARA COPP - Under attack from real war heroes, New Line Cinema said Monday it will remove a Web promotion for the movie "Wedding Crashers" that lets fans print out fake Purple Hearts to gain "attention, admiration and plenty of free booze."

"We are going to remove the Purple Heart references from the 'Wedding Crashers' Web site," New Line Cinema spokesman Richard Socarides said. "We understand the sensitivities regarding the medals, and we did not intend to make light of their significance." - More...
Wednesday - July 27, 2005

National: White House officials duck immigration hearing By MICHAEL DOYLE - The Bush administration has clammed up on immigration, just as Congress starts to seriously debate it.

With Republicans bitterly divided over the issue, the administration retreated at the last minute from a high-profile congressional hearing Tuesday. The unexpected withdrawal threw off senators from both parties, and potentially undermined President Bush's own stated commitment to immigration reform. - More...
Wednesday - July 27, 2005

National: Energy bill ready for House, Senate votes By DAVID WHITNEY - Congressional negotiators wrapped up work Tuesday on a major energy bill to boost oil and gas production, triggering a debate over whether the bill would steer the nation toward energy independence and reliability or just pour money into the pockets of producers. - More...
Wednesday - July 27, 2005

National: Report revives debate about border checkpoints By MICHAEL MARIZCO - A nine-month investigation by the Government Accountability Office concludes that the Border Patrol's Tucson sector checkpoints have suffered a 77 percent decline in apprehensions since 2001 - the year after Congress imposed a requirement that the inspection stations be moved every seven days.

But the GAO, the investigative arm of Congress, could not determine whether the decrease occurred because of the congressional mandate for temporary checkpoints or because illegal entrants and drug loads are simply being brought in through other areas. - More...
Wednesday - July 27, 2005

National: Private group building treatment center for war wounded By LISA HOFFMAN - With military treatment facilities increasingly strained, a private group intends to step into the breach to construct - gratis - a $30 million rehabilitation center for the American war wounded.

The non-profit Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund - which until recently had focused on financially helping the families of GIs who died in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere - will announce the unusual project Thursday at a Washington event. - More...
Wednesday - July 27, 2005

National: New Mexico boy diagnosed with plague By SUE VORENBERG - If you're worried about plague, keep your eye on the humble prairie dog.

The first human case of plague in New Mexico in two years was confirmed by the Department of Health Monday, and animal cases are on the rise around the state, said Paul Ettestad, the state public health veterinarian. - More...
Wednesday - July 27, 2005

E-mail your news tips, news
releases & photos to:

Dick Kauffman, Publisher

Stories in the News
©1999 - 2005
Ketchikan, Alaska

Online since 1999

Holy Name Catholic School - Ketchikan, Alaska

Hoyt Landscape Design & Westfall Nursery - Ketchikan, Alaska

Schallerer's Photo Shop - Ketchikan, Alaska

Lewis Motors - Ketchikan, Alaska

Re/Max - Ketchikan, Alaska

Davies-Barry Insurance

Talbot's Building Supply - Ketchikan, Alaska

Tongass Business Center - Ketchikan, Alaska

Awesome Adventures of Alaska - Ketchikan, Alaska

My Sister's Place - Ketchikan, Alaska

Alasak Glass

Ketchikan Indian Community

Sunflower Medical Clinic

Downtown Drug Store - Ketchikan, Alaska

Lighthouse Services - Ketchikan, Alaska

Hometown Furnishings - Ketchikan, Alaska

Support Our Troops
'Our Troops'